Hank Aaron
Saturday, March 06, 2021


On April 8, 1974, Hank broke Babe Ruth's all time home run record and hit home run number 715. While rounding the bases, two college students sprinted onto the field and jogged alongside Aaron for part of his circuit around the bases, temporarily startling him.
In 1968, Hank was the first Atlanta Braves player to hit his 500th career home run, and in 1970, he was the first Atlanta Brave to reach 3,000 career hits.
21 All-Star selections and a record 25 All-Star Game appearances.
On August 1, 1982, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received votes on 97.8 percent of the ballots, second only to Ty Cobb, who had received votes on 98.2  of the ballots in 1936.
On February 5, 1999, at Hank's 65th birthday celebration, Major League Baseball announced the introduction of the Hank Aaron Award. The award honors the best overall offensive performer in the American and National League.
A section of Capitol Avenue running past the Braves' baseball stadium is named Hank Aaron Drive. The stadium's street number is 755, after Aaron's total number of home runs.
In April 1997, a new baseball facility for the AA Mobile Bay Bears built in Hank's hometown of Mobile, Alabama was named Hank Aaron Stadium.